Is there currently a user-friendly way to restart
From the CLI, it was
kwin --replace, and now it’s
systemctl --user restart plasma-plasmashell/
systemctl --user restart plasma-kwin_x11.
I know in GNOME, you can
r to restart Mutter. Is there a way or plan to do the same for Plasma?
Generally I start by writing a simple bash script to do the job and then bind it.
This would work for me I think… you could drag and pin this to a panel if you like.
Using Easystroke, if I do a ‘scribble’ on the desktop it executes the command… something memorable like my Authenticator:
Using a keyboard shortcut,
Ctrl+Alt+R for ‘restart desktop’ and obviously you can still have
Ctrl+Alt+Del for killing the X session and logging in clean.
Not sure if there are equivalents for Wayland though, you didn’t give that information.
But why does a user want to restart plasmashell or kwin?
I mean, yes they do crash and restart themselves quite frequently, but the only time I do a manual restart is when I modify plasmashell/kwin code itself.
Why does a GNOME user want to restart Mutter?
When the shell or window manager freezes up. In Plasma’s case, not sure which one freezes up.